Councillor for Hull Road
Michael moved to York in 1995 as a probation officer and later ran a supported housing charity. He rejoined the Labour Party after a gap of many years in 2015 as he realised he no longer wanted to stand on the sidelines complaining when he had the time and commitment to try to change things for my city.
Since he was elected as Ward Councillor in 2017 he has worked tirelessly to support residents resolve traffic and parking issues, HMOs and planning problems, potholes and rubbish. He arranged the front garden clearance, the planting of 150,000 flowers in Hull Road and local schools and the cafe in Hull Road Park. He is proud to represent Hull Road Ward for Labour and the Cooperative Party. He currently chairs the Economy and Place Scrutiny Committee and is Treasurer for the Labour Councillors Group. His specialism is housing issues, and he recently led a cross party review of drug and alcohol services.
“It has been the greatest privilege of my life to have represented Hull Road Ward as their elected councillor. I hope residents have noticed the improvements your Labour Councillors have delivered, the cafe in the park, new equipment in the play areas and for those of you who have contacted me with problems directly I have always tried to respond quickly and effectively.”